Ready to take it to the next level? Before you even buy a ticket we're going to show you how much you mean to us…

  • A free 9:30 sweet treat for your birthday:
    We'll send you an e-card during your birthday month with directions for picking up your cupcake at the next show you attend
  • Free shipping for online merchandise orders:
    Just enter LOYALTY and your member # at checkout
  • Special access to Pre-Sales:
    We'll send out links in advance of pre-sales for select shows. Be on the lookout so you can be one of the first!
  • Opportunities for tickets to sold out shows:
    From time to time, we’ll be able to get a secret stash so we can share with our friends
  • Free coat check at The Anthem and 9:30 Club (whenever it’s offered)
  • ...and lots more:
    in the past this has included member-exclusive happy hours, early access to special events, random ticket upgrades, and random upgrades to the Merriweather VIP deck—we’re always dreaming up new perks!

Once a member, you can earn points by:

  • Earn 10 points :
    Buying tickets to our shows online at Ticketfly.com or at the 9:30 Club, the Lincoln Theatre, Merriweather Post Pavilion or The Anthem Box office. There’s no need to enter a number, just make sure your email address on Ticketfly matches up with the email address you used to register for Friends with Benefits. Credit for purchasing tickets online will show up in your account within 72 hours.
  • Earn 25 points :
    Attending a 9:30 presents at U Street Music Hall show with a paid ticket
  • Earn 35 points :
    Attending a show at the 9:30 Club with a paid ticket
  • Earn 40 points :
    Attending a show at the Lincoln Theatre with a paid ticket
  • Earn 55 points :
    Attending a show at Merriweather Post Pavilion with a paid ticket
  • Earn 55 points :
    Attending a show at The Anthem with a paid ticket
  • Earn 1 point for each dollar spent :
    Buying merch at the 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Lincoln Theatre or The Anthem
  • Earn 1 point for each dollar spent :
    Buying food and beverage at the 9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Lincoln Theatre or The Anthem
  • Earn 1 point :
    Tweet or post that you’ve bought tickets to an upcoming show. Once you’ve purchased tickets on Ticketfly.com, click the button to share and you’ll be directed to a special Friends with Benefits social page to share and tweet!
  • Earn 75 points :
    Donate your time and you’ll get 75 points for each hour with one of our partner organizations. Cool To Care

See some of our favorite rewards below or click here to see all you'll be able to save for!